The World Digital Library is a partnership between the Library of Congress and UNESCO, with a little help from Google. This new project aims to “promote international and inter-cultural understanding and awareness, provide resources to educators, expand non-English and non-Western content on the Internet, and to contribute to scholarly research.”

The site will include significant primary materials from around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials. Navigate in seven languages, and browse by place, time, topic, type of item, and contributing institution.

In a word? It’s awesome – check it out!

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